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Mastering Blockchain - Second Edition

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  • Master the theoretical and technical foundations of the blockchain technology
  • Understand the concept of decentralization, its impact, and its relationship with blockchain technology
  • Master how cryptography is used to secure data - with practical examples
  • Grasp the inner workings of blockchain and the mechanisms behind bitcoin and alternative cryptocurrencies
  • Understand the theoretical foundations of smart contracts
  • Learn how Ethereum blockchain works and how to develop decentralized applications using Solidity and relevant development frameworks
  • Identify and examine applications of the blockchain technology - beyond currencies
  • Investigate alternative blockchain solutions including Hyperledger, Corda, and many more
  • Explore research topics and the future scope of blockchain technology
About

A blockchain is a distributed ledger that is replicated across multiple nodes and enables immutable, transparent and cryptographically secure record-keeping of transactions. The blockchain technology is the backbone of cryptocurrencies, and it has applications in finance, government, media and almost all other industries. Mastering Blockchain, Second Edition has been thoroughly updated and revised to provide a detailed description of this leading technology and its implementation in the real world.

This book begins with the technical foundations of blockchain technology, teaching you the fundamentals of distributed systems, cryptography and how it keeps data secure. You will learn about the mechanisms behind cryptocurrencies and how to develop applications using Ethereum, a decentralized virtual machine. You will also explore different other blockchain solutions and get an introduction to business blockchain frameworks under Hyperledger, a collaborative effort for the advancement of blockchain technologies hosted by the Linux Foundation. You will also be shown how to implement blockchain solutions beyond currencies, Internet of Things with blockchain, blockchain scalability, and the future scope of this fascinating and powerful technology.

Features
  • Get to grips with the underlying technical principles and implementations of blockchain
  • Build powerful applications using Ethereum to secure transactions and create smart contracts
  • Explore cryptography, mine cryptocurrencies, and solve scalability issues with this comprehensive guide
Page Count 656
Course Length 19 hours 40 minutes
ISBN9781788839044
Date Of Publication 29 Mar 2018

Authors

Imran Bashir

Imran Bashir has an M.Sc. in Information Security from Royal Holloway, University of London, and has a background in software development, solution architecture, infrastructure management, and IT service management. He is also a member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and British Computer Society (BCS). Imran has sixteen years of experience in the public and financial sectors. He worked on large-scale IT projects for public sector before moving to the financial services industry. Since then he has worked in various technical roles for different financial companies in Europe's financial capital, London. He is currently working for an investment bank in London.